Monument record M2429 - Old Malthouse Textile Mill, (Smedleys Buildings)


TEXTILE MILL (Georgian); MALT HOUSE (Modern)


Grid reference Centred SK 49602 58977 (51m by 49m)
Map sheet SK45NE
District Ashfield
Civil Parish Sutton in Ashfield, Ashfield


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

Originally textile mill - c 1750. Stonework sound but roof and floorings mainly disappeared. Originally had external water wheel on side of R Idle. In 1801 there was a 16 hp steam engine, 816 spindles, 15 with carding in 11 frames, 8 mules. Used as a school and then a malthouse. Probable demolition, much damage (09/07/1965). (1)
The Old Malthouse was sited to the rear of Portland Square, near to the River Idle. (Calls it "Smedleys Buildings", but this was elsewhere). The whole site has now disappeared under late C20 rebuilding. In 1783 John Bacon opened a water powered mule works on the site. It possibly had a 16hp Boulton and Watt steam engine later on. It reverted to corn milling in the C19 . (5)
Locally Listed by Ashfield District Council (ADC Ref: 101) (6).

Data Held (Document). SNT2647.

Sketch plan and elevation, (1)

<1> CBA, Industrial Survey (Published document). SNT184.

Other Refs: IA4 77/4

<2> Nottm Journal, 21/11/1801, Nottm Journal (Published document). SNT262.

<3> Free Press, --/08/1964, Free Press (Ground photograph). SNT699.

<4> OS, 1917, 1:2500, County Series 1917 (Map). SNT1026.

Other Refs: 27/3

<5> Morley D, 1997, Corn and Cotton - Waterpower in Notts (draft), p 35 (Unpublished document). SNT1693.

<6> Ashfield District Council, Ashfield Local List (Document). SNT4755.

Sources/Archives (7)

  • --- Document: Data Held.
  • <1> Published document: CBA. Industrial Survey.
  • <2> Published document: Nottm Journal. 21/11/1801. Nottm Journal.
  • <3> Ground photograph: Free Press. --/08/1964. Free Press.
  • <4> Map: OS. 1917. 1:2500, County Series 1917.
  • <5> Unpublished document: Morley D. 1997. Corn and Cotton - Waterpower in Notts (draft). p 35.
  • <6> Document: Ashfield District Council. Ashfield Local List.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Jan 19 2023 7:34PM

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